Clooney proposes twice to Alamuddin to prove it’s not prank

Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney had to ask Amal Alamuddin twice to be his wife after she thought the actor was joking

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George Clooney had apparently proposed twice to Beirut-born lawyer Amal Alamuddin as she doubted he was serious about the engagement at first, the London evening Standard reported Thursday.

A source told the London-based daily that Clooney was enthralled by Alamuddin’s personality and proposed to her out of fear someone else would approach her before him.

“George has been blown away by her passion, her brains, and sheer force of will.

“Frankly, he's been worried that someone else would snap her up if he didn't act, so he produced the ring and much to his relief, she said yes,” the source added.

The Oscar-winning actor asked Alamuddin’s hand in marriage during a dinner at his house in April.

“But he did have to ask her twice! Amal thought he was pranking her at first. Happy isn't a strong enough word to describe them right now.”

Stories about Clooney and Amal’s engagement haven’t stopped since media began reporting on the matter last month.

They came out as a couple in October in London, according to People, and since have been seen together in New York and on trips to places like Tanzania and the Seychelles Islands.